I don't want to sound like nitpicking, but isn't there supposed to be 3 independent buttons on an Intellivision, where you can press any 1, any 2 or all 3 at the same time?
Doesn't the Genesis stick have a native 3 button arrangement, where the 3 buttons can be mapped to A, B, and C?
( I think I understand the Intellivision joystick language enough where I think it understands either one keypress, one specific pause two-key combination, or any combinaiton of 16 diretions and 3 independent action butttons, and pressing a key and one other control has weird side effects?) Can you press all 3 action buttons and the joystick at the same time, and have registered o the INTV control language? (or one keypad button, or the pause combo?)
So in theory, there are 3 buttons, Top (TL+TR mirror each other) ,BL, and BR. Are there games where BR could be confused with BL+T? Also what about games that use T+BR, or BL+BR, or T+BL+BR? Also would there be games where if they are not pressed at EXACLTY the same time, it can cost virtual lives?
I understand the desire to make it SMS compatible, but I believe every game that uses 2 buttons uses the top and mirrored bottoms. I don't know whether simultaneous independent BL+T is more common than 3 button games, but the only way THAT mode would work is if you KNOW only one button will be pressed at once.
But making it compatible with the 2600 is clever and makes one button games work, and I believe on all of them, all 4 buttons are mirrored.
I would be glad to buy one, once you get 3 actual independent buttons instead of defaulting to SMS mode, or you can convince me that the INTV joystick language only allows one button pressed at a time. I know i don't understand it fully. Maybe there is a limit of one button at a time that I'm not aware of.
Edited by tripletopper, Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:02 PM.